NME Festival blog: Coldplay News & Reviews – NME

Coldplay News & Reviews – NME Coldplay Credit: Rex Rows, ructions and revelations: what we learned from Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams film Father John Misty / Chris Martin Credit: Getty Watch Father John Misty’s surprising cover of Coldplay’s ‘Clocks’ Coldplay Credit: Rex Coldplay celebrate ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ tour with new live album and concert film Dua Lipa and Chris Martin Credit: Getty Dua Lipa on how her “surreal” meeting with Chris Martin led to ‘Homesick’ Coldplay perform live on their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ tour Credit: Getty Coldplay announce new ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ documentary plus live tracks Will Ferrell and Coldplay’s Chris Martin Credit: Getty Here’s Will Ferrell performing a cowbell duet with […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: The Evolution of the Australian Dance Music Scene

EMC Executive Producer Jane Singo has been involved in the live events industry for almost 25 years, having worked as a dancer, event promoter, manager, and agent before starting work with EMC back in 2012. Initially curating and hosting a delegation from Asia to attend EMC, Jane was given the reins of Conference Programmer before taking over the Executive Producer’s role, and now also sits on the management board of MusicNSW, the Club Music Advisory Group for APRA AMCOS and the Advisory Panel for the Australian Music Vault. Dance music has never been more popular that it is now, wherever you are in the world. But how does mainstream coverage convert into a thriving, longterm scene that is accessible to […]

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Vicar’s Picnic FESTIVAL NEWS: INDESCRIBABLE SPONSORSHIP chance!…

Latest Festival Flyer update from Vicar’s Picnic The Vicar’s Picnic Source INDESCRIBABLE SPONSORSHIP chance! Your favourite festival is always on the lookout for bona-fide Picnic Partners to help grow and deliver the best event possible – the juicier the better! If you know of a business interested in learning more about how the VP could make all their promotional dreams come true, message us or email thom@vicarspicnic.co.uk MORE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS MORE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Festival Insights NEWS: Junction 2 expands to two days for 2019

UK: The award winning dance music festival Junction 2 will return to Boston Manor Park in 2019, expanding to two consecutive days from June 7 -8. The newly added Friday will showcase a more diverse spectrum of sounds, whereas the Saturday will continue to be rooted in techno. In general, Junction 2 will be sticking to its ethos of ‘less is more’. This is reflected in its dedication to extended set times – giving artists free reign to craft more substantial sets. In addition, Junction 2 will keep to its promises of delivering exceptional sound quality, dispensing with the traditional ‘big top’ format, and maintaining a ‘no VIP’ policy. The first artist announcement for Junction 2’s fourth edition is expected […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Eurosonic Noorderslag confirms another 21 acts for 2019

NETHERLANDS: Eurosonic Noorderslag has revealed 21 more acts for its 2019 line-up. The names include: 5K HD, Bülow, Die Wilde Jagd, Haerts, Hilary Woods, Iris Gold, Kompromat, Lafawndah, Nova Materia, Nova Twins, Octavian, Solo Ansamblis, Sons, The Holy, Une Misère, Violetta Zironi, ViVii and Vulpynes. In collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union, ESNS has also booked Girl in Red, Hellwana and Lion to play at the festival, respectively selected by NRK / P3, CR / Radio Wave, and BBC Music. ESNS previously announced 29 up-and-coming European artists for Eurosonic and nine Dutch acts for Noorderslag. The festival, which showcases around 350 acts from all over Europe, takes place in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands, from January 16 – 19. […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Fyre festival: creator of disastrous event sentenced on fraud charges | US news

A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster”. He had admitted defrauding investors of $26m in the 2017 music festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the festival scam. Buchwald says McFarland deserved a long prison term because he disrespected the criminal justice system by lying to law enforcement agents when they learned about the ticket-selling business. Speaking in a courtroom packed with friends and family and at least one victim, McFarland apologized as family members cried behind him. He said […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: The RAW Foundation reveals programme for the Showman’s Show 2018

UK: The RAW Foundation – co-producers of the AIF’s Drastic on Plastic campaign, in which 60 festivals pledged to eliminate single-use plastic – has released the full programme for its ‘RAW Talks’ on October 18 this year’s Showman’s Show, held at Newbury Showground. The event, which takes place in the Hub Talks tent, offers a unique chance to find out the facts about why plastic is a problem, and what steps events can take to become free of ‘pointless plastic’. In the ‘Steps Toward Pointless Plastic-free Events’ session, festival organisers who have taken steps to eliminate plastic share their experiences alongside experts with an overview of what has and hasn’t worked in the industry this season. The programme also includes […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Event Safety & Security Summit reveals conference agenda for second edition

UK: The conference agenda of the 2nd Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) has been announced, more than doubling the number of discussion topics and presentations from its inaugural edition last year. The invitation-only event takes place on October 30 at the Congress Centre in Central London, with over 400 delegates expected to attend. The one-day meeting brings together leading international venue, festival, touring, sport and security professionals. Panel sessions include Protecting the Future of Live Events, which examines what initiatives are helping develop an international safety culture, and Learning Transferrable Lessons, which considers operations from the World Cup to state visits by US presidents to learn lessons from each scenario. Other panel topics focus on flexible solutions to in-work […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: DHP Family named as finalists in Live UK awards

UK: DHP Family’s venues, festivals, shows and staff have been named as finalists in this year’s national industry awards organised by Live UK. Rescue Rooms makes the final three of the venues under 800 capacity, having celebrated its 15th birthday last year with BBC 6 Music DJ and champion of independent venues Steve Lamacq returning to play a special set. Opened by DHP Family in 2003 as a place to host cutting edge live music, the venue has been described as a ‘jewel in the crown’ of Nottingham’s live music and is an important destination on the touring circuit for emerging acts. Rescue Rooms General manager, Nick Walters, said: “Really pleased to have been nominated for such a cool award, […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Brighton Music Conference announces dates and venue change

UK: Brighton Music Conference has announced a change in venue for its sixth year. BMC19 will take place at the British Airways i360 beachfront complex from April 24 – 27, following its most successful year to date in 2018. BMC19 will feature various talks, seminars, panels and workshops, as well as a specialised ‘Demo Zone’ for musicians and an exhibition floor for the tech and services industry. Additionally, the Conference will host networking events and club nights over the course of its four days. Conference partners include ACS, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Beatport, Berlin, British Airways i360, Defected Records, DJ Growth Lab, Hideout, Hospital Records, MonoKrome Music, Patterns, Rubadub Records & Music Technology, R&S Records, Shogun Audio, Tempest Inn, […]

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